Luxury Travel: To Spree or Not to Spree

Sometimes we want to indulge on a special vacation. We read “Zen-like ambience.” How peaceful. “Oasis.” Ah, yes. “Holistic therapy for body, mind and spirit.” How rejuvenating. But how do those eat-your-heart-out amenities really stack up? Couples massage? A butler-drawn bubble bath strewed with rose petals? An elegant seaside dinner served at a table right in the sand? Some luxuries are sure to please, and others … not so much. As a travel-show host I’ve been treated to just about every form of …

Central Illinois Senior Celebration! Central Illinois Senior Celebration! Central Illinois Senior Celebration!

Hey everybody – it’s Jenn! What are you doing on Wednesday May 16th? Answer: Going to the Central Illinois Senior Celebration! The Central Illinois Senior Celebration (say that three times fast) is put on by a coalition of about 14 different organizations throughout the state. AARP is a sponsor, and it looks like there is going to be some great entertainment, goodies, and useful info for just about everyone this year.   If you’re like me you probably want to peruse …

Caregiver Respite: 5 Ways to Make It Last

The magic number for the trip was “5.” Five days of the sound of ocean. Five days of reading magazines. Five days of eating scrumptious seafood in lovely beachside restaurants. Five days of chatting non-stop with my dear friend of 45 years, Laurette. It took me five days of this nirvana to finally wake up in the morning without a panicky feeling, “What didn’t I do before I left? What do I need to get done today? What have I …